Critical Appraisal Skills Programme And Their Perceptions Of Developing Compassionate Nurses

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This critique covers the first article in the assessment document; the article is entitled ‘How does it really feel to be in my shoes? Patients’ experience of compassion within nursing care and their perceptions of developing compassionate nurses’ (Bramley, Matiti, 2014). It has been chosen primarily as the article sets out to explore the experiences of compassion from the perspective of the patient during a period of inpatient care. Secondly It has been chosen because qualitative research is becoming more influential as a way of developing nursing knowledge within evidence-based nursing practice (Bailey C,2002). Also one of the strengths of qualitative research is its validity, as it uses human experience and perspectives to define a…show more content…
The aims and objectives were clearly laid out, both in the abstract and within the article itself without being too extensive, using clear and easily understood language to outline the research goals as well as setting out why the study was needed. This was placed within the background section of the article. Also the article was granted publication by the Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN) in November 2013. The publication coincided with the release of the Francis Inquiry report in February of the same year. This demonstrates the relevance of the research done and the subsequent publication at the time. The use of this report to ‘inform the design of a compassion related toolkit’ was stated within the article introduction. The Author’s credentials were also present within the first page of the article, as was a clearly laid out abstract adding to the validity of the article; as Metcalfe (2003) states ‘it is necessary to establish whether or not the authors are to be treated as experts and to determine their area of expertise. If their expertise is not established, their opinion may not be convincing’. This research uses a qualitative approach, which is fitting for this type of work, as it appears the authors are trying to bring to light the attitudes, experiences and emotions of patients within their nursing care. Unlike
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